Defense Trade Security Initiative:
Expedited Embassy Licensing Review Process
Fact Sheet Released by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs,
U.S. Department of State and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C., May 24, 2000[end of file]
The State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC) will establish a special embassy licensing program to expedite the review and processing of a request for export (DSP-5 and DSP-85) to NATO countries, Australia and Japan. Any request submitted by the embassy electronically would be identified one day after receipt in DTC. The embassy will be required to transmit all the required background information (e.g. DSP-83s, complete information on the program, technical description on the product, freight forwarder list, etc.,) via a dedicated FAX or via express overnight delivery. DTC will take final action or staff the case to DoD within 10 calendar days of receipt of the complete package. DoD will be advised electronically of those cases that will require their review and the application and background information will be forwarded in an expedited manner.
DoD will complete its review of the case in 10 calendar days and electronically forward their position to DTC. The case will be processed by DTC within 3 days of receipt from DoD, unless such action can not be taken due to other requirements (e.g. congressional notification, need for special assurances, etc.).
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Department of State